THURSDAY 12/5
2ND AVENUE PIZZA--Never Again (7 pm, all ages), free

ABOUT THE MUSIC--Claudia Acuna Quintet (8 pm, all ages), $20/$25

BAIT-HOUSE--The Mu, $5

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Unity Jam: Trination, Only Human, Plow, Close Caption (7 pm, all ages), $8

CENTRAL SALOON--Ethyl, Skylab, From the Icy Coast, $5

CONOR BYRNE'S--Jaycob Van Auken, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--Glass Candy & the Shattered Theatre, 90 Day Men, Sick Bees, the High Strung, $8

FREMONT UNCONVENTIONAL CENTRE--The Urban Music Mixer: Super Candy, Rice 60/40, DJ B-Girl, $20/$25

GALWAY ARMS--Christopher Blue

* GRACELAND--Plan B, Grand Buffet, Lovemakers, $7

HABANA'S RESTAURANT--Phat Phunk Phamily w/ DJs T-Solo, Sho Nuph

* I-SPY--Aaron Sprinkle, Serene, Jodi Hates the World, $7

J&M CAFE--Herding Cats, $3

KELL'S--Liam Gallagher & Mick Chigwidden

LARRY'S--3D

MONA'S--Teo Sutton Trio

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Open mic (8 pm, all ages)

NANA'S SOUP HOUSE--Al Walker Project

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Jennifer Savage

PARADOX THEATER--The Local Show: Trination, Kane Hodder, Loom, the SwimHoles (8 pm, all ages), $7

POLESTAR MUSIC GALLERY--Wally Shoup Trio, Herzog (8 pm, all ages), $6

RAINBOW--Jim Page, Myshkin, $6

* RE-BAR--Pho Bang

RENDEZVOUS--Gully Jumpers (10 pm)

SCARLET TREE--Das Rut w/ Reggie Watts and P. K., $6

STEEL SKY--Christian & Miho's Mallet Jazz, $3

SUNSET TAVERN--Hem, the Blessed Light, $7

TEMPERO DO BRASIL--Urban Oasis, free

TOST--Zulu, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Lucy Kaplansky, Bob Hillman, $14/$16

ZAK'S--Jimmy Flame & the Sexxy Boys, the Load Levelers, Ding Dang, Rodeo Kill, $5

FRIDAY 12/6
2ND AVENUE PIZZA--Monster Defiance Headquarters, Dypak, the Quarterhorse (8 pm, all ages), free

ABOUT THE MUSIC--Friday Groove Night: Rubberneck (CD release), Otis P. & the Jive Funk, $7

AURAFICE--Independents Day: Rosyvelt, Finn Parnell, Tim Enloe (8 pm, all ages), free

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Eric McFadden, Dexter Grove, $10

* BALTIC ROOM--Jumbalaya, DJ Vitamin D, $10

BAREFOOT--Pearl Django, $5

CAFE VENUS--Badlands: Lee Rude and the Trainwrecks, Andras Jones, $5

CAMPAGNE--Anna Witte, free

CATWALK--Right in the Face, Seatown Manglers, $10/$13

CENTRAL SALOON--Saqqara, Subject, Negative 7, $8/$10

* CHOP SUEY--The Long Winters, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Winfred E. Eye, Amy Blaschke, $8

COFFEE MESSIAH--All Lotus Nightmares (8 pm, all ages), free

CONOR BYRNE'S--Barbed Wire Cutters, $3

* CROCODILE CAFE--The Turn-Ons, Ms. Led, Peter Parker, the Peels, $7

EN SEATTLE--Kareem & Friends

* EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (Olympia)--The Coup, Bahamadia, Medusa, $11/$14

FIDDLER'S INN--Dave Ellis Trio, $2

FLOYD'S PLACE--KW Miller, free

GALWAY ARMS--Owl & Thistle Band

* GRACELAND--Planet X, guests, $15

* GROUND ZERO (BELLEVUE)--Mind Candy, Poorsport, Shift Man Shift, Bent Kactis (7 pm, all ages), $5

HIGHLINER--Owl

HOKUM HALL--A Mighty, Merry Wurlitzer Christmas, $12/$15

I-SPY--Point One, Drop Six, Point Defiance, Soblivios $7

KELL'S--Grafton Street

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--Kool Ade, $10

LATONA PUB--Chris Stevens Band, $2

MARINA PARK GRILL (KIRKLAND)--Victor Janusz

MOLLY MAGUIRE'S--Klondike 5, the Raybone Experience, free

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Susan Harper (8 pm, all ages), free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Mark Whitman Big Band featuring Sweet Talkin' Jones, $10

* OLD FIRE HOUSE (REDMOND)--Hardcore 4 Homeless: To See You Broken, Rosary, Vats of Blood, Drowning in Lethe (8 pm, all ages), free w/ toys, clothing, or food donation, $5

OLD PEQULIAR--Roger Rogers Band

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Kennedy Brothers

PARADOX THEATER--Defiance, Broken Society, the Hollow Points (8 pm, all ages), $8

PARAGON--Phil Carrillo & Jim Schmidt

PINK DOOR--Sogni Doro w/ Tony Yazzolino, free

POLESTAR MUSIC GALLERY--Arrington de Dionyso, When Bells Breathe (8 pm, all ages), $6

RAINBOW--Stradhouton Echo, Ghidra, John Schuller, Phil Petrocelli, $6

RENDEZVOUS--Joe Abrams, guests (10 pm)

SCARLET TREE--Lady A & the Funk, $7

SERAFINA--Seattle Express

SHARK CLUB (KIRKLAND)--Ology, $8

SIT & SPIN--No. 13 Baby, Blood Red Oranges, Anabret

STEEL SKY--Orbit 3 Forum, $5

SUNSET TAVERN--Damien Jurado & Gathered in Song, Hidari May, the Weather Report, $6

TOMMY'S--Medusa, Faceless, Nineteen5

TRACTOR TAVERN--The Motet, Flowmotion, $10

UNCOMMON GROUNDS--MJ Bishop Band

* VERA PROJECT--Blood Brothers, Red Light Sting, Death From Above, Ophelia and the Great Idea (8 pm, all ages), $6

WAZOBIA--Surgical Chaos, Andrew Rivera, Men Named Guy, Old Man Tasty & the Lords, Blurred Fixation, South Fountain, Reflective MF, Roosevelts, Lazy Comet, Not Davis, Say Never, Cell Flight, Steel Dragon, Elk Fish, Mushroom Planet, $5

ZAK'S--Remains of the Day, Skarp, Free Verse, Gods Among Men, $5SATURDAY 12/7
2ND AVENUE PIZZA--The Wild Hairs, the Loss Leaders, Buried in the Desert, Wet Spot (7 pm, all ages), free

ABOUT THE MUSIC--Bobby Shew w/New Stories Trio (9 pm, all ages), $18/$23

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Frankie Paul, $10

BLACKTHORNE VILLAGE PUB--Kevin Jones Band, $3

BLUE MOON TAVERN--Marangatang, Brothers of Max Catharsis, free

CAFE VENUS--Ember Swift, Roxy & Clark, Christopher Blue

CENTRAL SALOON--Too Slim & the Taildraggers, $8/$10

CENTURY BALLROOM--Greta Matassa's Jazz Christmas, $22/$25

* CHOP SUEY--Saul Williams, Midnight Eclipse, Youth Speaks, Flood/Inquales, DJ Vitamin D (5 pm, all ages), $10

CHOP SUEY--Saul Williams, Urban Scribes Project, Felicia V. Loud and the Soul, Reggie Watts, DJ Vitamin D (10 pm), $10

COFFEE MESSIAH--Monster Defiance Headquarters (8 pm, all ages), free

CONOR BYRNE'S--The Raybone Experience, $3

* CROCODILE CAFE--Dudley Manlove Quartet Christmas Show, $8/$10

EN SEATTLE--Sasha & Vocalist

FIDDLER'S INN--Ron Weinstein Trio, $2

FINN MacCOOL'S--The Humidiflyers, $4

FREMONT UNCONVENTIONAL CENTRE--Tchkung!, the Infernal Noise Brigade, Quilombo do Queimado, DJs Maga Bo, Tawney, GQ, (9:30 pm, all ages), $9/$12

GALWAY ARMS--Bread Line Blues

* GRACELAND--One Man Army, the Explosion, Mad Cap, Amazombies (6 pm, all ages), $8

GRACELAND--Redneck Girlfriend, the Swains, Deadwood (10 pm), $8

* GROUND ZERO (BELLEVUE)--Asahi, Blood Alley, Rob Benson, Tennis Rules (8 pm, all ages), $5

HANA'S--Open mic, free

HIGHLINER--Carolyn Cruso

HOKUM HALL--A Mighty, Merry Wurlitzer Christmas, $12/$15

* I-SPY--Pete Krebs, Mia Doi Todd, Saeta, $8

KELL'S--Grafton Street

LARRY'S--Phat Sidy Smokehouse, $10

LEGENDS--The Trouble Boys, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Arlene Grover's Birthday Party, free

MARINA CANTINA--All American Playboys

MARINA PARK GRILL (KIRKLAND)--Victor Janusz

MOLLY MAGUIRE'S--Heath & Graham, free

MONA'S--Hadley Caliman Trio

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Image (8 pm, all ages)

NANA'S SOUP HOUSE--Lost in the Fog

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Fat Cat, $10

O'SHEA'S--The Riff Brokers & Small Change

OLD PEQULIAR--Combustion Collective

ORPHEUM RECORDS--The Fakes (5 pm, all ages)

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Peep Show

PINK DOOR--Shoehorn, free

POLESTAR MUSIC GALLERY--Threshold of Hearing (8 pm, all ages), $7

PORTA GREEK TAVERNA--Liz Proios (Greek music)

RAINBOW--Supersones, Mango Son, $6

ROCKSPORT--Grunge, Fry, Josh Williams Band, $8

SCARLET TREE--Shades, $7

SERAFINA--Leo Raymundo

SHARK CLUB (KIRKLAND)--Those Guys, $8

* SHOWBOX--Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Sleep, Sons of the Ghetto, guests (6 pm, all ages), $25/$28

* SIT & SPIN--The Charming Snakes, Sick Bees, DJ El Toro

STEEL SKY--Midnite Walk, $5

SUNSET TAVERN--Tony Furtado, $12

TOMMY'S--Jack the Hotrod, Memphis Radio Kings, Slowfoot

TOST--Das Rut Holidaze, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Left Hand Smoke, Sweet Lou, $12

UNCOMMON GROUNDS--John Morris

* VERA PROJECT--BlöödHag, Free Verse, guests (8 pm, all ages), $6

WAZOBIA--Sublyminal, Mettasin, Last Man Standing, Danger, $7

* ZAK'S--High Beams, the Hospitals, Midriffs, $5

SUNDAY 12/8
ABOUT THE MUSIC--Bobby Shew w/ Emerald City Jazz Orchestra (8 pm, all ages), $18/$23

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Downside, Knockout (6 pm, all ages), $7

BELLTOWN BILLIARDS--Martin Ross Band

BENAROYA HALL--Seattle Men's Chorus: Snowglobe (7:30 pm)

CENTRAL SALOON--Laymen's Terms, $5

CHINA HARBOR--Maia Santell & House Blend, $7

CHINA JADE--Dennis Shadduck, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--Team Bent: V for Vendetta, Family Outing, King Cobra, the Dark Places, Enemy Kite, Kremlin, $7

FIDDLER'S INN--Jon Weiss, $1

* GRACELAND--Ladyfest Benefit: New Mexicans, Akimbo, Automaton, Blue Sky Mile, $6

HOKUM HALL--A Mighty, Merry Wurlitzer Christmas (3 pm), $12/$14

LE PICHET--The Outskirts (2:30 pm), free

LITTLE RED HEN--Jerry & the PhilBillys, free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Jay Thomas Big Band featuring Becca Duran, free

OLD TOWN ALEHOUSE--Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, $6

OWL 'N' THISTLE--The One Tons

PINK DOOR--Shoehorn

RAINBOW--Global Funk Council, $6

* RE-BAR--Phoenicia & Vic at the Holiday Lounge, $13

RENDEZVOUS--Sofa King & Jackie Rome

SERAFINA--Anne Reynolds w/Toby Stone

* SIT & SPIN--Cavity: the Fakes, Beat Senseless, Bearskin Rugburn, $4

SUNSET TAVERN--The More, Ruby Minor, the Loveless & Goodnight Trail, $6

TEMPERO DO BRASIL--Marco de Carvalho Trio

TOST--Extreme Leisure: Michael Manahan, Kevin Chills, Osiris, $3

* TOWN HALL--A Celtic Christmas, $18/$21

TRACTOR TAVERN--Paul Green & Straight Shot, Mark Riley & Bill Stapleton, $5

ZAK'S--Luster, Capillaries, freeMONDAY 12/9
BADA LOUNGE--The Hypnotic: Open mic

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--The Sea Monkeys, Gypsy Cab, Loot, Ease of Bliss, $5

BELLTOWN BILLIARDS--Brian Nova & Funk 69

CENTRAL SALOON--Metal Monday: Futile, $5

* CHOP SUEY--Rhett Miller, Earlimart, $10

CONTOUR--Genesis: Urban Tongue

FIDDLER'S INN--Open mic, free

* GRACELAND--Wesley Willis, U.S.E., Young Heart Attack (8 pm, all ages), $8

HOPVINE--Ed Zincavage, Russ McRee, Greg Spence Wolf, free

I-SPY--Riddlin Kids, Allister, Don't Look Down (8 pm, all ages), $8

J&M CAFE--The Rubberband, free

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--Adrian Xavier, $5

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Christopher Blue, the Hopeful, free

MOLLY MAGUIRE'S--Open mic

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Bob Dinardo (8 pm, all ages)

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--The New Orleans Quintet, free

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Karl Haug's jam session

PARADOX THEATER--The Local Show: Mother, X-setra, Spanish for 100, Omni (8 pm, all ages), $7

PORTA GREEK TAVERNA--Andy Coe Trio

RE-BAR--Phoenicia & Vic at the Holiday Lounge, $13

SCARLET TREE--Sol!, $5

SORRY CHARLIE'S--Scot Lee Jazz Duo

TRACTOR TAVERN--Ian Tyson, $20

TUESDAY 12/10
ABOUT THE MUSIC--Stinkhorn, Anansi (8 pm, all ages), $7

CENTURY BALLROOM--Keola Beamer, $18/$20

CHINA HARBOR--John Holte's Radio Rhythm Orchestra, $5

CONOR BYRNE'S--Open mic, free

CROCODILE CAFE--The Blasters, Laura Minor, $20/$25

GALWAY ARMS--Open mic

I-SPY--Kutcrome, Unexpected Arrival, Foreign Language, 3 Mysterious, the Rebelz (8 pm, all ages), $8

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--The Tim Turner Band, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Tommy Westley, Don Kellogg, Don Pawlik, free

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Jeff Hanson (8 pm, all ages)

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Ham Carson & Friends, free

NOC NOC--Live Tues, $5

OLD TIMER'S CAFE--Barfly

OWL 'N' THISTLE--B-Bop & Destruction

* PARADOX THEATER--Himsa, Avenged Sevenfold, Streyu, Hopesfall (8 pm, all ages), $8

PARAGON--The Robert Stewart Fiasco

PINK DOOR--Don Elgood and the Offshore Bookies, free

RAINBOW--Flowmotion, $5

* RE-BAR--Local 101, $5

ROX BROILER (KENMORE)--Herding Cats, $5

SCARLET TREE--Jam on White Bread, $3

* SHOWBOX--Ozomatli, Slowrider, DJ Vitamin D, $16.50/$18

SUNSET TAVERN--Marc L. Olsen, Rosey, Matt Keating, $6

TEMPERO DO BRASIL--Marco de Carvalho

TOST--The Skylounge: Obelus, Insexts, $3

WEDNESDAY 12/11
ABOUT THE MUSIC--Mike Stern (8 pm, all ages), $20/$25

BAIT-HOUSE--Jazz vocal jam

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--The Clintons, Bijou, $5

BIT SALOON--Rambling Roberts

CAFE VENUS--The Broadville Carnival, free

CENTRAL SALOON--Jasper the Cat, Blurred Fixation, Haggis, $5

COFFEE MESSIAH--Open mic (8 pm, all ages), free

CONOR BYRNE'S--Ben Guernsey, free

CROCODILE CAFE--Alice Peacock, Brandi Carlile, Loni Rose, $5

GRACELAND--Blind Guardian, Symphony X, guests (8 pm, all ages), $20

HOPVINE--Open mic

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--Charles White All Star Jam, $5

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Neon Brown (8 pm, all ages)

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Floyd Standifer, free

OLD TIMER'S CAFE--Little Big Man, free

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Skerik

* PARADOX THEATER--Nerf Herder, Ultimate Fake Book, Fairview (8 pm, all ages), $10

PARAGON--The Jacks

PINK DOOR--Brendan Wires

RAINBOW--One Drop w/Dub Championz, $5

RENDEZVOUS--Spy vs. Spy, Sasha vs. Monktail, Weary, Spinset by Osiris

SCARLET TREE--Downstroke, $5

STEEL SKY--Barbie Anaka w/David Low, $3

TRACTOR TAVERN--Hank Williams Wednesday: The Honky-Tonk Revue, $7

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